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20 Holiday Performances to See in Asheville, N.C.

Feel the holiday spirit rise with the curtain onstage in Asheville, N.C. These 20 performances are your ticket to a holiday filled with song, laughter, and the Asheville area’s top-notch talent in theater, dance, and music. Dance Dancers help kick off the holiday season with performances of The Nutcracker . As part of its international tour, the Moscow Ballet dances into Asheville’s

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Mountain Stages Bring the Holidays to Life

Seasons Greetings Through Music & Drama Asheville’s musical roots run deep and long. From Cherokee drum beats and toe-tapping Celtic tunes to symphonic harmonies and the driving beat of Indie Rock, the city’s music scene reflects its rich cultural heritage. And while the 27th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefitting Habitat for Humanity is sold out, there is still plenty of

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PHOTOS: Winners of the 2015 National Gingerbread House Competition

See Sweet Creations on Display at The Omni Grove Park Inn Gingerbread artists of all ages and skillsets arrived in Asheville this week for the 23rd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition , hosted by The Omni Grove Park Inn . This year saw more than 160 entries, all of which were at least 75 percent gingerbread and entirely made of edible materials. Entries were judged on appearance,

7 Ways to Shop Asheville for the Holidays

7 Ways to Shop Asheville for the Holidays

The weekend's pop-up shops & special sales  This weekend, check out these seven holiday shopping events, and pick up a uniquely Asheville gift for those hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list: Shop & Dine West Asheville , featuring special deals and hours, a window decorating competition and a festive wrap-up party at Urban Orchard, is on Saturday, December 13. Hunt for

A Delicious Holiday Gift Idea:  200+ Asheville Recipes

A Delicious Holiday Gift Idea: 200+ Asheville Recipes

Prepare favorite Foodtopian dishes at home Order your copy of Farmer & Chef Asheville Looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? The new Farmer & Chef Asheville cookbook features over 200 recipes from area farmers, chefs and food artisans. Recognized recently as one of “The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns in America” by The Huffington Post ,

Have a Jolly Holiday in Black Mountain, N.C.

Have a Jolly Holiday in Black Mountain, N.C.

Celebrate Christmas with small town charm Holiday decorations in Black Mountain. Photo by Josh Richard. This weekend the town of Black Mountain --located just 15 miles east of downtown Asheville--kicks off the holiday season with several family-friendly festivities and opportunities to celebrate all month long. On Friday, December 5th, local businesses will host the annual "Holly Jolly"

Photos: 2014 Gingerbread Competition Winners

Photos: 2014 Gingerbread Competition Winners

See 150+ entries on display at Omni Grove Park Inn Early last week, more than 150 sweet creations arrived at The Omni Grove Park Inn for the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition . These confectionery creations, which do not have to be a "house" but which are required to be 100% edible and at least 75% gingerbread, were judged by a panel of elite judges, including

Are You "Game" for Something New This Thanksgiving?

Are You "Game" for Something New This Thanksgiving?

3 Wild Holiday Recipes from Biltmore's chef Photo courtesy of Biltmore. If there's one place that really knows how to put together a holiday feast, it's Biltmore . Back in the days when the Vanderbilts lived in America's Largest Home, even an intimate Thanksgiving for a few family members involved 10+ gorgeous courses, served in the Banquet Hall beside the elegant triple

Christmas at Biltmore 2012

Christmas at Biltmore 2012

Holiday Traditions Return to America's Largest Home. Known as one of Asheville's and the Southeast’s most beloved and storied holiday travel destinations, Christmas at Biltmore is set to begin on November 3, 2012 and will run through January 1, 2013. Candlelight Christmas Evenings, offering evening candlelight tours of Biltmore House, take place November 9 through December 31.